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Re: your home altar/shrine

Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 9:14 am
by Ben
ommunimuni wrote:I have been so inspired by all of your photos that I thought I would upload my own.
All ready for Vesak Day here in Malaysia tomorrow.

With Metta,

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Beautiful!

Re: your home altar/shrine

Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 2:32 pm
by ommunimuni
Ben wrote:
ommunimuni wrote:I have been so inspired by all of your photos that I thought I would upload my own.
All ready for Vesak Day here in Malaysia tomorrow.

With Metta,

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Beautiful!

Thank you, Ben.

Re: your home altar/shrine

Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 2:55 pm
by Hickersonia
Well, we've moved so my shrine has been relocated. Also, my father died a couple of days ago which prompted a couple of additional changes.
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Sitting Area
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Shrine Table
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Family Memorial
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Be well, friends.

Re: your home altar/shrine

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:38 am
by Benjamin
Crazy cloud wrote:Image

That is one beautiful corner.

Re: your home altar/shrine

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:41 am
by Benjamin
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:27 am
by marc108
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WOW! beautiful!

Re: your home altar/shrine

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:26 pm
by steinghan
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A focus point.
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:11 am
by Jon. S
Hello all, I am new to the forums. A bit more zen-oriented, but nonetheless here it is. :namaste:

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:00 pm
by nibbuti
Hickersonia wrote:Well, we've moved so my shrine has been relocated. Also, my father died a couple of days ago which prompted a couple of additional changes.

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Be well, friends.
I'm sorry about your father, Hickersonia.

Humble and lovely shrine there.

:bow:

Re: your home altar/shrine

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:32 pm
by Hickersonia
nibbuti wrote:I'm sorry about your father, Hickersonia.

Humble and lovely shrine there.

:bow:
Thank you, friend. I hope you are well! :anjali:

Re: your home altar/shrine

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:13 am
by Reductor
Jon. S wrote:Hello all, I am new to the forums. A bit more zen-oriented, but nonetheless here it is. :namaste:

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I like that rupa. What style is it?

Re: your home altar/shrine

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:51 am
by Jon. S
Reductor wrote:
Jon. S wrote:Hello all, I am new to the forums. A bit more zen-oriented, but nonetheless here it is. :namaste:

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I like that rupa. What style is it?
I'm not too sure, I got it over at Buddhagroove. I think it may be Chinese, possibly Japanese. Again not too sure. Also, I looked and they don't sell it on the site anymore :shrug:

Re: your home altar/shrine

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:21 pm
by Bodharma
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This is my shrine. I have a scent diffuser rather than incense burner due to my wife's asthma.

Re: your home altar/shrine

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:39 pm
by Jon. S
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Re: your home altar/shrine

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:26 am
by sattva
Hickersonia wrote:I know this might sound a little silly, but did anyone else decorate for Christmas?

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My son seemed to appreciate it, and my wife got a laught out of it (which makes it all worthwhile).
I did but did not do as good a job as you! Next year, I hope to do a small tabletop Buddhist and nature Christmas tree!

Re: your home altar/shrine

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:18 pm
by Hiker
Our little shrine consists of a small Gandharan Buddha from Afghanistan, made in the 2nd century (if the art dealer is to be believed). It is made from pink schist, and was once part of a frieze. My 17 year-old son helped in the design and construction of the stand.

My wife added the orange. She was raised Catholic in a very remote village in Mexico where Christianity is but a thin veneer over the much more ancient indigenous religion. When our Buddha appeared on the wall, she instinctively began making the standard offerings of fruit and copal incense, as she does with the various saints that already populate our home.

Re: your home altar/shrine

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:56 am
by Hickersonia
Hiker wrote:Our little shrine consists of a small Gandharan Buddha from Afghanistan, made in the 2nd century (if the art dealer is to be believed). It is made from pink schist, and was once part of a frieze. My 17 year-old son helped in the design and construction of the stand.

My wife added the orange. She was raised Catholic in a very remote village in Mexico where Christianity is but a thin veneer over the much more ancient indigenous religion. When our Buddha appeared on the wall, she instinctively began making the standard offerings of fruit and copal incense, as she does with the various saints that already populate our home.
Absolutely wonderful shrine, my friend, regardless of how much we trust the art dealer. :) :anjali:

Re: your home altar/shrine

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:27 pm
by Hickersonia
My shrine and meditation area has received some updates since Christmas as a result of some generous gifts from family and friends (Thank you!).
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The new rupa required the creation of a sort of stand on which to sit, which was mostly "recycled." My wife was kind enough to help me figure out a way to hang the dharmachakra image behind the new rupa. I'll eventually get something else on which to put my parents' and grandpa's picture, but for now the old folding table will be OK.

Clearly I have more books than I can properly store on the smallish bookshelf... I'm going to have to offer some of them on here or on Dharma Wheel when I get a moment -- most of them are Mahayana texts I don't think I'll re-read so it does seem a little cluttered at the moment.

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Ajahn Chah is featured prominently now -- I've recently realized just how important his having taught the Dhamma has been to me as many Dhamma books I've read (minus the Nikayas themselves) have been written by monks who trained under him (some have been recounts of teachings given by Chah himself). The monks represented on the bottom row are, going left to right: Bhikkhu Bodhi, Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Brahm, Ajahn Sumedho, and Thích Nhất Hạnh. Some may also recognize the Chanting Guide as the same one offered so kindly by Metta Forest Monastery in California.

It is always skillful to remember how much we have been helped by those who wear the robes. :anjali:

Re: your home altar/shrine

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:30 pm
by Caldorian
Since I moved in with my partner, I have gotten my own shrine & meditation room; I'm very grateful for this privilege. :)

As you can see, it's fairly representative of my dual Theravāda and Zen roots, although I tend to err on the side of Zen aesthetics and of Theravāda practice. :yingyang:

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Re: your home altar/shrine

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:38 pm
by Hickersonia
Caldorian wrote:Since I moved in with my partner, I have gotten my own shrine & meditation room; I'm very grateful for this privilege. :)

As you can see, it's fairly representative of my dual Theravāda and Zen roots, although I tend to err on the side of Zen aesthetics and of Theravāda practice. :yingyang:
I can certainly appreciate the "zen" appearance. Very comfy-looking, to me at least. I hope you and your partner are both happy and well! :anjali: